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Thoughts Every Irish Dancer Has At Their Oireachtas/Qualifier

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Ally Giannini is an Open Champion dancer for the Lenihan School of Irish Dance as well as a student at Fairfield University. She loves keeping updated on all things Irish Dance. For more from Ally, follow her on twitter @ally_geeniee019.

    
Here are 17 thoughts everybody has at their Oireachtas/Qualifier:
    
1. These ballrooms are so crowded.

2. This entire row is saved by dress bags, no fair!

3. Everywhere is so crowded, it’s like a sea of wigs and sequins.

4. Ooh vendors, everything is so sparkly!

5. How far behind the schedule are we?

6. There are girls and boys dancing literally everywhere, there is no walking space.

7. Wow, that girl’s pouf was so perfect.

8. He’s really good, I wonder what competition he’s in.

9. Where are all these people getting Starbucks from? I need to find the Starbucks.

10. I don’t know if I can listen to “Vanishing Lake” anymore.

11. What tanner did she use, it’s so dark!

12. Do I have enough crystals on my dress?

13. What time is it? What day is it?

14. Awards were supposed to start an hour ago…

15. My friends are dancing at the same time, how do I watch both of them?

16. Maybe if I stand near the back of the ballroom at the room divider I can switch from ballroom to ballroom really quickly.

17. Wow, this is such great reel music, I feel like dancing!
    
Good luck, everybody!
    
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